Chennai: Even at the age of 39, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) continues to burn. In the IPL match played against Rajasthan Royals on Monday, Dhoni proved this by his race between the wickets. Dhoni admitted that it is not easy to maintain fitness with aging.
What did Dhoni say about his fitness?
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said, ‘Growing old and staying fit are the two most difficult things. When you are playing, you do not want anyone to call you unfit. I have to match young players, they run a lot, but it is always challenging.
Dhoni told where changes
Dhoni said, ‘The initial 6 balls that I played could have outweighed us in some other match. We have changed a lot in that regard. Dhoni also said that while batting, he felt that he had scored less runs, but the ball was spinning, so that he was successful in defeating Rajasthan Royals.
The team of royals got entangled in the web of spin
The Royals team was in good condition at one time, but in the 10th over, Jos Buttler hit a six over Ravindra Jadeja after which the ball had to be changed. After the dry ball instead of the wet ball, the spinners entangled the Royals in the net of spin and made the team of Superkings heavy.
Chennai won the match
Chasing the Superkings’ target of 189, the Royals team could only manage 143 for 9 wickets in front of strong balls from Moin Ali (3 wickets) and Jadeja (2 wickets). Chennai Super Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs.